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Journal Club: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the UNCRC
Friday, November 22, 10:00 a.m. MST / 12:00 p.m. EST
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has focused the world on protecting and safeguarding children and adolescents and ensuring their healthy development. In this Journal Club, Child Abuse and Neglect editor Christine Wekerle will highlight a surge of research in Canada, in particular, which has directed attention to the need for youth participation in developing their own Charter of Rights, with youth telling us that they view their rights as including not only environmental and climate issues but also education, peace, and mental wellness. This webinar will profile some Canadian developments, highlight work yet to do, and give an overview of special upcoming content from the journal on the UNCRC and violence prevention.
The “Out of the Shadows” Index, Part 2:
Digging Into the Data
Developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) with the support of The World Childhood Foundation USA (WCF) and Oak Foundation, the 60-country “Out of the Shadows” index (OOSI) is a benchmarking tool designed to help measure progress toward reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 16.2: Ending abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against, and torture of, children. Join Katherine Stewart of the EIU and Nicole Epps of WCF give a summary of the tool and explain how child abuse and neglect professionals worldwide can use the data to improve outcomes for the children and families they serve. Watch Part 1 here. You do not need to watch Part 1 before watching Part 2.
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After Disastrous Epstein Interview, Prince Andrew Steps Down From Public Duties
by By Mark Landler on 2019-11-20 at 6:15 pm
He also said that he was willing to help law enforcement agencies in their investigations, and that he “unequivocally” regrets the “ill-judged association.”
George Morris, Equestrian Legend, Is Permanently Barred From the Sport
by By Sarah Maslin Nir on 2019-11-19 at 11:17 pm
Accusations of sexual abuse led to the expulsion of Mr. Morris, a former coach of the United States Olympic team.
Fighting Online Child Sex Abuse
on 2019-11-19 at 9:22 pm
Readers including UNICEF, law enforcement and a child advocate respond to an article in our “Exploited” series.
Roman Polanski’s French Film Industry Support May Be Waning
by By Mélissa Godin and Alex Marshall on 2019-11-19 at 7:24 pm
The director’s latest movie is topping the French box office, but a trade association is looking to suspend his membership.
Guards on Duty During Epstein Suicide May Face Charges
by By Ed Shanahan, Danielle Ivory, Katie Benner and Ali Watkins on 2019-11-19 at 2:24 am
Two prison workers who were guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he hanged himself could be charged as early as this week with falsifying records.
Underage Sex Sting Led by Alabama Teenagers Ensnares a Teacher
by By Neil Vigdor on 2019-11-18 at 10:00 am
A school music director was lured to a local Walmart by the teenagers, who then confronted him, a video shows.
Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Britain Is Appalled
by By Mark Landler on 2019-11-17 at 1:47 pm
Viewers were incredulous that the Duke of York subjected himself to polite-but-relentless grilling about accusations that he had sex with a teenager.
Why These 5 Accusers of Jeffrey Epstein Want More Than Money
by By Jesse McKinley on 2019-11-17 at 10:00 am
The women, who sued Mr. Epstein’s estate last week, say victims of sex crimes should get more time to bring civil claims.
Jeffrey Epstein’s Estate Turns to Experts to Pay Accusers
by By Matthew Goldstein on 2019-11-14 at 11:55 pm
The estate would have no role in evaluating claims under a program developed by victim compensation experts including Kenneth Feinberg, who oversaw the 9/11 victims fund.
When ‘Incorrigible’ Teen Girls Were Jailed
by By Sheila O'Connor on 2019-11-14 at 6:35 pm
At 15, my grandmother was locked up alongside young women committed for “immorality.” Her story taught me about a little-known history.